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Hit and Runway (1999)

Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parducci ...
Alex Andero
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Elliot Springer
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Gwen Colton
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Joey Worciuekowski
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Jagger Stevens
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Frank Andero
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Ray Tilman
Jonathan Hogan ...
Bob
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Lana (as Therese De Priest)
Bill Cohen ...
Norman Rizzoli
Rosemary De Angelis ...
Marie Andero
Marisa Redanty ...
Barbara
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Bruno
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Eileen
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Rabbi Pinchas
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Storyline

Alex Andero feels stuck washing dishes in his family's trattoria in New York City. He wants to write screenplays, and he has a great idea. Trouble is, he's not much with a typewriter; so, when his cousin calls and says a producer likes the idea and wants a script, Alex swallows his homophobia and asks for help from Elliot Springer, a talented writer who's an insecure, gay, Jewish nebbish. Elliot doesn't want the job, but Alex sets him up with Joey, a good-looking actor who works in the cafe. Elliot and Joey are soon getting it on, the script is slowly emerging, and Alex is discovering the beauty of Gwen, a woman in his writing class. Then, ego and greed threaten the partnership. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some violent images
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17 April 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,795 (USA) (2 March 2001)

Gross:

$81,570 (USA) (5 July 2002)
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Film writing, directing, producing, and editing debut of Christopher Livingston. See more »

Goofs

When Alex confronts Eliot at the restaurant, he takes his spoon away so he cannot finish his ice cream drink. After a few seconds Eliot jumps up to reveal that the half-full glass has suddenly become empty. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Alex, your hero? Does he have a name?
Alex: He's... you know... an undercover cop... typical...
Bob: No, no. There is no such thing as a typical cop. In the original "Diehard," the cop is defined by an urgent need to reconcile with his wife. In, in "Dirty Harry," you have a bitter vigilante who has to find redemption in an Orwellian nightmare of thwarted individualism.
Alex (puzzled): Tony. His name is Tony.
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Recorded at Audio Paint, NYC If it can be imagined, it can be recorded www.audiopaint.com See more »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Dredel Dredel
Performed by 'Peter Jacobson (I)'
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For the Top Ten junk, movies like this are worth your time
5 March 2001 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

Hit and Runway has the same spirit of Good Will Hunting, and is done equally as well. Geez, movies where you come to know the characters, like them and care what happens to them -- individually and their relationship. What a concept! Sure, the urban setting of NYC is an easy mark for a story like this, but at least the main characters aren't yuppies and this movie shows real people living like real people. I thought this was going to be an indie film shot on a miniscule budget, but I never saw a shot that looked it. Everything seemed as well done as with a big budget throwaway (of which there are so many these days). I thought I might like this movie but didn't expect to love it. I loved it. Everyone involved should feel proud.


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